Sean Christie, Freshman (RS), offensive lineman, #70
Collegiate stats: N/A
High school: Patchogue-Medford (Medford, N.Y.)
High school stats (Senior Year): N/A
Composite recruiting ranking: Three stars (.8110), No. 136 offensive tackle, No. 14 player in New York
Who Maryland beat: Albany
High school highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Christie was a starting left tackle and nose guard (among other positions) at Patchogue-Medford, and was the co-winner of the Zellner Award, which is given to Suffolk County's top offensive lineman. He was a late addition to the 2014 class for Maryland, receiving an offer after targets Brock Ruble (Florida State) and Marcus Applefield (Rutgers) committed elsewhere. Christie pledged to the Terps just one day after receiving his offer.
Christie suffered a season-ending knee injury in August, taking a redshirt year.
Co-winning the Zellner award. He was the first Patchogue-Medford player to do so since 2007.
Christie is able to see the field as a reserve offensive lineman, providing valuable depth.
Christie could end up playing guard or tackle, but given Maryland's current depth issues on the outside I imagine that's where he'll be this season. If Derwin Gray recovers from his torn labrum, he should command one of the two starting tackle spots, while Michael Dunn and Damian Prince are favorites for the other one. True freshman Will McClain is expected to be the only other scholarship tackle on the roster, so Christie could find himself playing a role if healthy.
If you haven't noticed by now, I'm doing things a little differently this year. For those new to this series, at the end of each entry we're going to leave a clue as to who the next player is. The commenter that guesses the correct player first gets a point, and we'll keep track throughout the offseason of who gets the most right. In past years, I went in a pretty predictable order, and some commenters were able to figure out who was next without the help of any clues. This year, I've completely randomized the list.
Our next profile will be a group of four players -- three locals, three All-Big Ten Academic selections and three players who played their only career game against James Madison. All four players play the same position, and only two of those categories contain the same three players.
Everyone is tied at 0.